Coffee Cartel★★★★★Offbeat local coffee house with atmosphere that makes you want to hang out there.
Comics Toons N’ Toys★★★★★The best comic store I’ve been to in Orange County. The staff is friendly and helpful, and the selection is incredible.
Dōh Creamery★★★★★An ice cream shop that also specializes in cookie dough. Good selection of flavors for both, and you can mix and match however you want.
Kéan Coffee★★★★★Great indie coffeehouse. Good coffee, good place to hang out. Established by the founder of Diedrich Coffee, a local chain back in the 80s and 90s.
Mysterious Galaxy★★★★★Bookstore specializing in sci-fi and mysteries, involved in local community and conventions.
Natureba★★★★★Tiny small business, great smoothies and tropical juices, plus Brazillian-style grilled sandwiches and Açaí bowls.
The Comic Bug★★★★★Open, inviting, and kid-friendly, with friendly staff and a wide selection. Frequent artist/writer signings.
The Empanada Shop★★★★★Great selection of both meat and veggie fillings, plus desserts (the chocolate one is intense).
Union Pizza★★★★★Thin-crust pizzas are good, deep-dish pizzas are REALLY good. My favorite is the Classic Deep Dish (spinach, roasted garlic, ricotta and mushrooms) - and normally I don’t even like mushrooms.